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Alternate Object Name (Identification)

Field to be used with an authority listField used for ethnology and history collectionsField used for fine and decorative arts collectionsField used for science and technology collectionsField used for archaeology collections (object data and site data)Société des musées québécois Info-Muse database field


  • This field contains all the terms used to name the object, other than the standardized name of the object.


  1. This field contains any foreign, native, archaic, local or other name variations for the object.

      Object Nameincense box
    Alternate Object Name kogo
  2. This field is used only if there are one or more alternate names for the object, aside from the one entered in the Object Name field.

      Object Namekerchief
    Alternate Object Name bandanna; neckerchief

Entry rules:

  1. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the keyword.
  2. This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space.

      Object Name drum
    Alternate Object Name conga; bongo © Société des musées du Québec